Archive for category: Olympique de Marseille

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Just a few days after dealing with the blow of losing star striker Falcao, possibly until the end of the season, AS Monaco (2nd in the table) host Olympique de Marseille (5th) on Sunday to stay alive in the Ligue 1 title race. Claudio Ranieri’s side is under pressure after […]

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

The round of 32 draw has given us the second Derby de la Cote d’Azur of the season between Marseille and Nice.  Having both knocked out Ligue 1 opposition in the previous round, the south coast clubs will be eager to claim the win – and with both sitting outside […]

Coupe de France : Marseille- Reims

The final game of the weekend’s cup bonanza takes place at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday night when Olympique de Marseille take on fellow Ligue 1 residents Stade de Reims. Both these clubs have been tremendously successful in their respective eras; these two sides have a combined total of fifteen […]

Marseille: A project … but what project?

Marseille: A project … but what project?

The day after the defeat to Arsenal, many harsh words were written about Olympique de Marseille. Some were quick to say that Baup’s team selection was an insult to the Champions League. Rightly or wrongly,  those claims do highlight the problem of French clubs and Europe. However, at Marseille, they […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Managerial Merry-Go-Round at Marseille : Anigo in for Baup

Managerial Merry-Go-Round at Marseille : Anigo in for Baup

The first four teams in Ligue 1 to lose their managers occupy the last four places in the table, and thus far have mustered only six wins between them (Montpellier and Ajaccio both play today, but away at Toulouse and Monaco, so an increase there seems slightly unlikely). The fifth, […]